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A sustainable grass surface for amateur and high performance sports pitches

July 2020
Gallery Airfibr 1
Gallery Airfibr 1


AirFibr offers a natural alternative to artificial surfaces for sports pitches, offering a reliable playing surface with environmental and economic benefits.

On the large market of outdoor sport pitches, there is often no alternative to synthetic turf due to the high intensity of use of these surfaces. However, synthetic turfs often are expensive, uncomfortable, and damaging for the environment. Airfibr offers an opportunity to replace artificial pitches with natural reinforced grass. AirFibr's technology is inspired by natural soil which is stabilised and softened by the densification of lateral roots. This concept is replicated in the Airfibr technology protected by two patents. This substrate is a very fine intermixing of cork granules, silica sand and synthetic microfibers coming from recycling activities. It has numerous properties which drastically improve the resistance of natural pitches to intensive use. Airfibr helps to provide an affordable, effective and sustainable solution for sports facilities.

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Label Date July 29, 2020
From France
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Visibility, credibility, networks, new partners

The environmental benefits

  • 72% lower energy consumption in production compared to synthetic alternative
  • 81% lower photochemical ozone generation compared to synthetic alternative

The Financial benefits

  • 30% lower investment required over a 30 year period
  • 30% lower annual maintenance costs compared to synthetic alternative

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Company Profile

Natural Grass

Natural Grass is a specialist of conception, construction and maintenance of urban and sports vegetalized surfaces.

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Headquarters 75016 Paris, France

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Réseau PEXE, the French Cleantech network, is the leading network of French cleantech clusters. Its main objective is to structure and promote the cleantech industry to accelerate the development of its 5000 SMEs.

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